ICT and technical efficiency of the manufacturing industries in Iran

Roghieh Gholami, Saeed Moshiri, Sang-Yong T. Lee

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This paper extends the existing evidence on the relationship between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and productivity using data from the entire Iranian manufacturing sector (22 industries) over the period 1993?1999. Estimates of efficiency using panel data confirm the positive and significant impact of ICT investments on productivity. Our finding is consistent with the most recent literatures in the context of developed and a few middle-income developing countries. Human capital and increasing ICT capital are probably two determining factors in gaining the positive payoffs from ICT investments in Iran.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalElectronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • information
  • communication technology
  • ICT
  • productivity
  • Iranian manufacturing sector
  • efficiency
  • ICT investments
  • human capital
  • ICT capital
  • Iran


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